- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA (AP) - A supervisor at an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse raided by immigration agents has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for his part in hiring illegal immigrants.

Juan Carlos Guerrero-Espinoza was sentenced Thursday in Cedar Rapids federal court. He agreed to plead guilty in August to one count of conspiracy to hire illegal immigrants and one count of aiding and abetting the hiring of illegal immigrants.

The 36-year-old former supervisor at Postville’s Agriprocessors Inc. had faced up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. He was arrested following a May raid during which 389 people were arrested.

His attorney, Corey Rubenstein, says the judge reduced the sentence because Guerrero-Espinoza didn’t “engage in the offense for profit.”

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